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: welcome everybody. i'm neil cavvto coming to you from beautiful los angeles california, tonight. the reason why we're here, a couple of things. we're focusing on the most taxed state in the country. in fact it got a little bit more so of at recent election. two propositions approved by voters. one calls for hike in taxes on so-called rich at 250,000 and over and another calls for hike in sales taxes that affects pretty much everyone. the argument went something like this. we cut pretty much all we could cut and we were still knee deep in a lot of messy stuff. so the only solution is to raise taxes and maybe get this economy moving. say what you will. california does seem to be showing the first seedlings of improvement. activity picking up here. home sales picking up here. retail sales picking up here. not dramatically. when a third of voters say things are getting better and they're more confident they will get better, well that might seem very anemic to you, it is double what it was a little more than a year ago. so progress in this western state where they seem to favor of la
completely change the profile of california politics. we sit down with former mayor willie brown and talk to him about all of this political money spending. does it really make a difference? and mayor is talking about should it be drained or not? >> also, the latest on superstars andy. we start with developing news in urban california. >> that's right. a strike against the supermarket chain. >> contracts with union members. there was a deadline of midnight her to the united food and commercial workers union has started picketing outside of grocery stores. the two sides have been arguing over a wage freeze and end the suffering of his on sunday and change in medical benefits for 7000 workers. >> it affects my livelihood. it affects my family. i have two daughters i'm trying to put through school. >> they need to come to some kind of an agreement. both sides can lose. >> they offered to extend an old contract for three days so they could keep talking about it, but union negotiators called that a symbol delaying tactics. the supermarket chain says it needs to cut costs because of weak econom
's election. the question about political money in california. >> and that is one of the most confusing. we have that and we're going to start with developing news now in northern california. you go to the dreseer -- grocery store and may find out about this. >> the raley's supermarket chain is out on strike. contracts broke down and the united food and commercial worker's union started picketing. >> the two sides have been arguing over a proposed wage freeze and end to premium pay on sundays and changes in medical benefits for 7,000 workers. >> and this is important to me. i have two daughters trying to put to school. >> they need to come to an agreement. >> they extended the old contract for three days, but union negotiators call it a delaying tactic. the supermarket chain needs to cut cost because of a weak economy and competition from non-unionized companies like wal-mart. >>> this morning, a driver is under arrest in santa rosa after allegedly hitting a pedestrian and speeding away. the police say the car hit a man shortly after midnight near the intersection of gurnville road and coff
more term. thank you, california, forgetting out there and voting today. we really made a big difference. >> wow. well, the street with packed obama supporters is starting to wind down. >> vic vic lee is live with that story. hi, vic. >> we could hear the crowds cheering wildly at a couple bars near us when president obama spoke. but the street party, the organized street party here in the castro ended a little while ago. at one point there were a thousand people that police cordoned off between 18th and market. and now the party probably would have lasted longer, but the tallies, the vote tallies came so quickly. when the networks announced president obama had won drivers started honking their horns as they passed us here on mark -- market and the crowd at the twin peaks bar that was an institution cheered wildly. they spilled out in the street. it was an exuberant crowd. they were very popular in the castro because of the open support of marriage equality. there were other issues, the lgbt community was monitoring very closely tonight four states, maine, maryland, wisconsin
after year. >> when the new california academy of sciences opened in 2008, it quickly became one of the top tourist magnets in the city. part of the cal academies' astronomical success is the weekly nightlife party. >> i am joined by helen, who is here to school me on all the nocturnal activities that are getting ready to take place here. tell us a little about what we can expect to see at nightlife. >> we open up the doors every thursday night at the california academy of sciences. there are certain things you can see every week you can go to the museum, visit the planetarium, and we bring in bars and a deejay or band. it is a different feel from during the day, something different every week. tonight , we have beer and music. -- tonight we have great beer and music. it is beer week. we have a dozen local brewers in african hall. we have a deejays to set up throughout the museum and a live performance at 9:00 p.m. tonight. >> what has been your favorite part as a participant or as an observer? >> my favorite part is to walk around the aquarium in to see people with a drink in th
:30 this morning. >>> california especially the bay area saw tough congressional races, including one upset due to new primary runoff system. katie marzullo joins us with a closer look. >> reporter: this is the house of representatives map. here's what won't surprise you, blue, blue, blue, the whole bay area voting democrat. we want to focus on three races starting in district three. he has held state or federal office for 40 years and he hangs on to it in a close race you can see the numbers five -54% to the republican's 46% she is someone who national republicans thought would give them a good chance of getting a seat in the house that would not be the case. in the east bay to district 9 this was tricky, lines have been newly redrawn people thought the incumbent mcinnerney wouldn't be able to hold on to his seat, he does he wins 54% to gill's 46% in district 9. district 15, massive upset maybe the biggest in the state. pete stark who has held the office since 1973 known as dean of california delegation is out and he loses to fellow democrat due to the new primary system democrat vs. departmen
adding a cloud of confusion to california's policies. >>> and new details tonight about the scandal that rocked the beltway and its implications on this week's congressional hearing. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >> good morning, it's monday november 12th. get your twinkies while you can. bakers are walking out tonight. happening right now, janet is live. and janet, you tell us that this strike is turning up the heat to this company and leading to illustrates demise? >> reporter: lets. actually this is a distribution site for hostess twinkies and other snacks. and as you can see, the protesters are here and they say that they'll be here 24- hours until the company agrees to give them more dough. workers chanted near a delivery line outside of hostess' factory in oakland. >> we're taking the brunt for the mistakes of the ceos, but we're the ones taking all the consultants. >> reporter: most of the plant's 71 workers are on a strike. hostess brands which makes twinkies, cup cakes, ho-ho, and other bread products, filed for bankrupt
's what we know at the moment. the victim is a former california builder named gregory fall there is his picture. he filed a complaint against mcphee for firing guns and what he called rogue behavior according to the site here. they also say mcif he was arrested for unlicensed drug manufacturing and possession of unlicensed weapon in april. he was building a house there where he was working on developing herbal medicine but that was a cover for using hallucinogenic drugs. mcphee talked about his april arrest in a you tube video. >> 66-year-old man who would never expect 42 armed soldiers and police to storm into his property in riot gear. never happened. sure it will never happen again. in fact i have never had an incounter with the police on any negative level. >>reporter: he left mcphee in 1994 before it was sold to intel 2 years ago for more than 7 billion dollars. since then he started this company 2010 with operation in belize. the company is trying to produce commercial all natural antibiotics. now back in april mcphee was arrested there for unlicensed drug manufacturing.
about ballot initiatives you have to talk california. a state that loves referendums even more than it does putting avocados on on things that it doesn't belong on. what is wrong with you people, that is a cheese steak, why would you mut avocado on a cheese stake. what did they vote, a tax exempt stat to us weirdoes on the bourd walk with snakes on a shoulder, cupcakes must have at least 3% kale. >> dmal call voters agreed to pay more in sales tax and more in income tax for high earners to help close what governor jerry brown calls a $34 billion state budget cap. >> oh. california actually deciding to start trying to pay for some of the [bleep] they want to do. my baby's growing up. (laughter) any other referendum. >> 53% of california voters rejected a referendum that would have abolished the death penalty. >> what's up, california. paying your bills, thinning the herd. you are your turning into your dad! next thing you know everybody is going to have to wear a condom in california. >> this los angeles voters decided it that male porn stars must wear condoms during filming. (laught
on california streets and highways over the holiday weekend. that's 10 more than a year ago. the chp investigated the deaths of 21 people in cars from wednesday night to last night. 13 of those 21 were not wearing isn'ts. here in the bay area, 6 people were killed in 5 different accidents and there were 224dui arrests. >>> more than a dozen people were hospitalized from carbon monoxide exposure on sunday but officials aren't sure where it came from. it happened at a home in bernal heights. fire crews called to the home around . most suffered minor exposure. they were treated at a hospital and later released. crews from pg&e and the department of public health were called in to help investigate. >> when we arrived, we checked the residents with our air monitors and we found no sign of carbon monoxide. however, we checked the residents and they had showed signs of carbon monoxide on them. >>> pg&e checked the house and could not find the source of the carbon monoxide. >>> parishioners of the one of the oldest african-american churches say they want a new leader. john hunter was appoint
's election day. and the polls here in california just opened about 55 second ago. the months of campaigning the millions of dollars spent on ads comes down to this day. the presidential race remains a dead heat with the latest poll showing president obama and mitt romney still neck in neck in the all important battleground states. mitt romney voted this morning near his boston area home with his wife. romney is now heading to ohio and then pennsylvania where he is making last-minute campaign appearances. this was just announced yesterday before heading back to boston this evening. president obama is back home in chicago where he will watch the results come in later this evening. coming up at 7:15, we will have a guide to the key returns today and when we could know the results of the presidential election. >> time 7:01 you heard tori the polls opened moments ago here in california. we have reporters all over the bay area covering today's local, state and national issues. you see the reporters there tara and everybody else we will start with ktvu's at polling place in san jose good morning.
small businesses are important part of the economy. california leads the nation in the number of failures they're feeling a lot of pressure now because of competition from the malls and also, from the uncertainty of tax rates. this boutique owner usually has two sales people to help. not this year, she's working because she may be facing a spike in taxes in the new year. the so called fiscal cliff. about half of the small businesses pay taxes at a 35% rate. so without a tax deal, rates could spike to 42% n addition she is postponing orders for bring merchandise. >> we've had to small a bunch of stouf make sure it's going to be okay for next season. >> did that hurt you?. >> absolutely. bigger stores able to carry out the lines you know they get them earlier than we do. we follow them out so, long. >> small business owners worried whether they'll northbound business next year. this is one of them. >> you don't want to lose it all after 30 years in business. that would be a terrible thing. there is a lot of small business owners are single. >> small business owners feeling the s
going to talk about california's fiscal future. jerry hill is going to join us live in studio. >> is this surplus everyone has been talking about that real. >>> first, the top of the news, the apology from the bishop at san jose. that's after a sex offender was able to volunteer at a school festival. >> the question is how he got written permission. prick permission -- patrick mcgraph said he's deeply troubled and apologizes that this policy was not followed. the man at the center of the controversy is mark christopher guri. he's only allowed on campus with written permission from a school official. well, he was identified there by a parent. sheriff lori smith is going to be at that school on tuesday to meet with concerned parents. new this morning, a man was shot to death during a robbery. it happened last night on ivy drive. the man was sitting in a car with his wife when at least two people approached them. one of them shot the man to death. the wife is okay. the suspects ran away with her purse. so far no arrests have been made. this is the second murder of the year. >> fr
were moved one block away as the fbi held the investigation. >> hundreds of thousands in california have already cast the boat b and alamed county, it has been in progress in alameda county they have seen that-voters have been coming and in person. in addition, the at the alameda registrar's office mone have been received by mail. >> certainly convenient for people. >> if it is already taken get it done before super tuesday. there are early is also vote by mail. we mailed out like 440,000 ballots. we have already received 200,000 of those back. with just a couple of days left to go is a large percentage. >> officials cautioned that those have yet can no longer rely on the mail system to deliver their votes on time. they must be taken in person to a polling place. let me remind you that we have extensive live coverage on the election night to tonight at 8:00 p.m. and stay updated on our website kron 4 .com and facebook and twitter. kron 4 will have the latest from beijing extreme weather. and egypt is electing a new pope. and light traffic plenty of sunshine. >> of egypt has a new cr
. >> lisa, thank you. breaking news at this hour. workers at raley's grocery stores throughout california and they have he have are on strike. it's a dispute over wages, healthcare and other benefits. we are joined live from the store in fremont with the details. good morning. what did is mean for shoppers. >> it means the workers don't want customers to to shop here. they don't want money going into these stores until their contract is figured out. this picket line you are seeing at this store in fremont is the meat cutters. the meat cutners this store are members of the united food workers union. they are encouraging customers not to shop here. it is a different scenario at each store across northern california, central california and nevada. some grocery workers are members of unions and are not working. at this particular raley's, grocery workers are not union members. they are being told to cross the picket line and come in or otherwise they are told they will lose their jobs. this camps after intense negotiations with the federal mediators, but contract talks have been in the work f
california, former speaker of the house in california, speaker of the assembly in california is going to be our guest in studio. so will victoria jones from talk radio news be here as a "friend of bill" and danielle from the center for american progress and president obama about to go back on the road campaigning. but first... >> this is the "full court press." >> some other headlines you need to know on this wednesday. staffers in john boehner's office got quite a show yesterday. protestors showed up and stripped completely naked to protest cuts to a.i.d.s. programs. several men and women chanted for about ten minutes in the nude completely. in the speaker's office. though he was not there at the time. "buzzfeed" reports three women were arrested for lewd and indecent acts. the video is readily available online. uncensored. >> bill: why just the women arrested? why weren't the men arrested? >> because the women were more resisting. i guess the men put their clothes on quicker than the women did before -- when
.7% right now. a great day for sales force.com. stuart: got it. thank you very much. california continues to push the green agenda. a carbon credit auction sells out. the state forces automakers to build zero emission cars. and remember, the president obama he won california by 20 points. mike reagan got that right. listen to this. >> does president obama win california by 10 points or 15 points? >> 20. [laughter] stuart: there's still room in my house for you in new jersey. okay? >> see you on the 7th. [laughter] stuart: mike reagan joins the company at 10:35 this morning. is he ready to move to new jersey? we will ask him in a few minutes. >>> who or what are the biggest turkeys of the year? now, i don't like harsh or demeaning labels, but this year's award winners frankly deserve it. here's my take, my turkey list in no particular order. let's start with a country, france. it has elected a socialist president who slapped the rich with a 75% tax rate. then he lowered, lowered the retirement age. he lowered it. now france has been downgraded. elections do have consequences. then a turkey
bus company known for its cheap fares is expanding its operations to california. you can travel in style from the bay area to los angeles for just $1. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman shows us how megabus wants to get your business. >> reporter: in an era when you can hardly make phone call to los angeles for a dollar, how about a transit service ready to take you there for a buck? >> it's about us trying to make bus travel sexy again. >> reporter: if bus service ever was sexy megabus.com wants to be your partner again. >> we might get sexy with these type of vehicles. they are new double deckers, glass tops, they have power outlets, wi-fi, sit in comfort, travel long distance express. >> reporter: they will try to make a buck charging only a buck. that's the cheapest price, otherwise most seats range from $5 to $9. they hope to make money packing the 81-passenger buses. >> we can't all be flying first class, can't all be flying or driving. >> reporter: the city travel association figures students young professionals and anyone else hoping to save money will be among the passengers
california is and she'll be here today. so will donna edwards from the state of maryland and of course, eliot spitzer host of "viewpoint" on current tv joins us as he does every wednesday morning. and here's the deal. here's the question. one final shot at general petraeus. if his e-mails were not secure, are yours? are mine? something to think about. privacy out the window. but first -- >> this is the "full court press." >> on this wednesday some other headlines making news, the perk of being first lady. michelle obama is such a big fan of the hit pbs series abby that her office asked for an advance copy of the upcoming season of the program and got from the producer from the united kingdom. the show's third season is currently airing over there in great britain but it doesn't air here in the u.s. until january. the hill reports the producers were more than happy to send mrs. obama dvds of the current season so long as she would not spoil the episodes for the rest of the entire country. >> bill: you have to have
officials in california. many of them will have many earning less with some city officials. >>> the real life chaos near sacramento which looks like something from a movie. >> heavy fog advisory in effect for the san mateo bridge and we will tell you about some other hot spots on some area bridges to watch out for. good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. . >>> this shows holiday shoppers shoving punching and trampling each other and it has been viewed more than 50,000 times on you tube. it appears the fight started in a victoria secret and the fight spilled out in the middle of the mall. >>> a suspected shopper died in the middle of a parking lot. the man stole two dvd players and was detained by a security gathered. witnesses say he was put in a suspected cho
proud to say that this is the ninth summit. we take on issues like closing the california youth authority. and we in the confinement of youth -- young children in -- and the prisoner re-entry program and abolishing the death penalty. we take on three critical issues. the first panel has a riveting discussion about gangs. and reducing gang violence. on our panel are former gang members, gang intervention workers, police, public defenders, and researchers. we talk about strategies to reduce gang violence. i will introduce the keynote speaker in a moment. the second panel is a cutting edge -- cutting edge discussion about the relationship between the human brain and criminal behavior. we have top experts from all parts of the country to talk about what the brain research shows. that is the key to understanding how human beings behave, and why they may commit acts of violence. the afternoon's panel will have a debate about a proposed law that would reduce felony drug possession crimes to a misdemeanor. this is what 13 states have done. we not only bring these issues to the forefront
for california's budget fiscal analyst says the state is on the verge of producing surpluses for the first time since 2001. the office says california should have a nine billion dollar surplus by 2017. calling the surplus a dramatic turn around this all dependent on state lawmakers avoiding a spending spree. >>> tsa plans to roll out new screening system today. called tsa pre-check it allows passengers on participating airlines to be prescreened so tsa can concentrate on people who are more lakey to pose a risk. officials expect to see 3% more travelers going through the airport between now and new year's when you compare it to last year. >>> 6:06. traffic and weather together. you want to know when the rain will arrival. right now skies are still clear live picture from san francisco's embarcadero. clouds will be creeping in. mike will have your full forecast. sue is going to check in with your commute. >>> ultimatum issued to striking hostess employees that could end in a company-wide liquidation. >>> ebb and flow of fog in the north bay around santa rosa at the reporting station, 3/4 visibil
drunk drivers out there on california roads. fichlt it's becoming a bigger problem than it ever had been before. >> it's been suspected for awhile but never quantified just for california until now. new office of traffic safety survey of nip city during friday and saturday night recently concluded more californians are driving unthe influence of drugs than alcoho alcohol. more than double at 14 percent. >> nearly half had marijuana. that was the drug. sometimes it was marijuana plus other drugs or marijuana plus alcoho alcohol. >>reporter: beside illegal drugs the study also found people had prescription and over the counter drugs which can impair driving. the sleep aid linked to some hige accident, ambien. >> he hit it twice pursuing him right now. >>reporter: lo level of the drug found in the bloodstream of former u.s. commerce secretary after string of collision ins southern california this summer. few week later kerry kennedy daughter of robert f crashed north of new york city with generic forum byen in her bloo blood. the report conclusion that drug driving probably happens
two co-workers in california and when did to others before taking his own life. the california man behind an anti islam video that sparked local protest has been sentenced to a year in prison. and wednesday, he was ordered to spend 12 months behind bars for violating the terms of his probation from a prior conviction following a 2010 check fraud conviction, he was not allowed to use the internet. under the alias of sam basseley, he produced the "innocence of muslims" which produced outrage in muslim countries after been circulated online. hundreds of people gathered at the university of mississippi wednesday to denounce racism on campus. it was one day after heated protest against president obama's re-election. after the results were announced tuesday night, a crowd of several hundred gathered in anger with some reportedly shouting racial slurs. at least two people were arrested. with the 2012 election in the books, the price tag for combined spending by federal candidates, their parties and outside groups like super pacs totals more than $6 billion. the election's biggest private
about this? in california i rarely have to worry. i was in green bay and i started to talk about father greg and no one had any idea what i was talking about. i have known greg boyle for 25 years. i worked with him when he routinely received death threats. people believed he was trying to help gang members. the lapd called him a hug- hugger. i will repeat everything that they have said, not because of sore afraid of using profanity but because it was a different lapd. it was rumored that the mexican mafia was allowed to meet in his church and that he held guns for gang members. and he was helping gang members across the border. i am certain he knew where the body of jimmy hoffa was buried when you got done listening to the rumors. now, the lapd uses home with industries as an integral part of its anti-gang efforts. not all of them, not 9000 members, but i can tell you this, homeboy industries have their annual benefit to honor people in the community as well as former gang members, the person they honored was chief charlie of the lapd. unless you think that was an anomaly, the year befo
california. the fbi says they conspired to kill americans overseas and in the u.s. and plan to join al qaeda and the taliban. one suspect is a 34-year-old man who served in the us air force in 2000 and 2001. authorities say he tried to arrange for two california men to meet his contacts with terror organizations. >> a man whose watch set off a bomb scare at the oakland airport won't face charges. the toggle switch, fuses and wires apparently raised some alarms. deputies arrested this man, 49- year-old jeffrey mcgann, and then evacuated the terminal. >> i'm an artist. it's an art project. i travel with numbers of them to give to friends, family, corporations, et cetera. >> the alameda county district attorney's office did not comment on why they dropped the charges. mcgann tells us this is the first time he has run into any trouble for wearing his art in an airport. >> you have to think that's going to raise eyebrows. >>> there's a water break. we launched chopper 5. various lanes blocked are blocked. it's a huge sinkhole in the ground at west 10th and cutter. this is a residential area so cr
% in arizona because players traveled from california to try and get in on the big prize. now california will become the 43rd powerball state, thanks to a vote yesterday by the lottery commission. californians can buy their tickets in april. rob, sunny. >> april 8th. to be exact. thank you, brandi. how many tens of millions live in california. now the jackpots will get even bigger with california jumping in. >> why not be a powerball state? >> think about the stat. how crazy people got. at the height of the frenzy day before, day of the drawing, they were selling 130,000 tickets a minute out there. >> i bought some. i bought some. did you buy any? >> who couldn't? >> you had to. you have to get wrapped up in it. welcome, california, to the mayhem. >>> all right. other news, the united nations has overwhelmingly approved recognition of a palestinian state. that's a move fiercely opposed by the u.s. and by israel. however, in the west bank, fireworks went off and the celebration was on. the vote upgraded palestine to a nonmember, nonvoting observer status at the u.n. the palestinian delega
the latest edition of california political week or cal-peak, this speaks to what we were talking about. how the republican party has lost its edge particularly among latinos, women young voters. in california, my state california republican party used to have 63.2% of voter registration. registered voters in california. republicans. today, for the first time, voter -- republican voter registration in california, this is according to cal-peak has fallen below 30%. democrats hold every statewide office and both the united states senators and of course the big majority of the united states congressional delegation. republican party bob mulholland use to the work for me as political director of the party. is quoted as saying wolves have a better chance of getting off the endangered species list than republicans. [ laughter ] >> bill: the more tea party they get the more they leave average americans behind. the more they're in decline as a party. here is a person -- some of that may be up close and personal. ginger gibson, politi
in northern california over next few days, donating eight tons of turkeys. >> second harvest food bank also needs turkeys so local pantries can provide traditional meals this, year's goal is 12,000. second harvest still needs almost 6,000 and they can be dropped off at food banks in and second harvest extended hours to make donating easier. we have times listed on our web site under see it on tv. while you're there, you'll find information on our share your holiday food drive. coming up on december 12th abc 7 news team will be broadcasting live from around the bay area tooking -- taking your donations from local food banks. >> business news now. fcc putting pressure on google and is kodak getting out of bankruptcy? after the b!mx cj% ftc turning up heat on google. bloomberg news learned ftc demanding google resolve an antitrust case against it within days or face a lawsuit. you might recall ftc has been a year and a half over whether the company uses dominance in the internet search to hurt competition two. sources tell us google has been talks for a couple weeks but not proposed any prem r
in california, from los angeles to san francisco. >> mostly 50s in the pacific northwest, central rockies and great plains. just 30 in fargo. 40s from the midwest into the northeast. 81 in miami. >> we can only dream. >>> when we come back, bp gets ready to big deep and pay up for that gulf oil spill. a big announcement is expected today. >>> then, this morning, fears about 5-hour energy. the megashot of caffeine could be linked to more than a dozen deaths. >>> and he shoots, he doesn't score. and doesn't score again. and still doesn't score. the player who looks like he needs a gps to find the hoop. the wrong one, at that. ñc?xús1@? >>> welcome back, everybody. well, oil giant bp is expected to plead guilty, today, for its role in the massive 2010 oil spill off the gulf coast. justice department sources tell reuters that bp would admit criminal misconduct and pay what could be the largest penalty in u.s. history, probably in the billions of dollars. in exchange, the company would be exempt from future prosecution. >>> and there are big safety questions this morning about those little s
at the two storms. this first one will continue to go across the californias, we move through the afternoon. we are going to see a bit of a break, maybe a bit of sun and then for the second half this system will start to pull in. let me show you what i'm talking about. scattered shower this morning. expect the slick roads, by noontime we have mainly cloud conditions but we are mainly dry. we have the break, we have rain and snow at the sierra but the elevation very high with the snow above 7,000 feet. by sunset, 5:00 we have the rain pulling in once again. this is the second system moving in to the north bay. if you have evening plans it's going to be wet. over the central bay by 7:00 and in to the south bay by 10. in the overnight it starts to push out. tomorrow morning, sunday 8:00. mainly dry and sunday will be cooler than today but we will be again mainly dry for sunday. the winds right now 14 miles an hour in oakland. 16 in san jose. temperatures, mild. relatively speaking. we are have upper 50s, low 60s outside outside the door right now. 60 degrees for mountain view. 57 santa rose
as 14 inches of rain in california. ifd carter evans is in forest hill tonight. carter. >> reporter: scott, meteorologists call storms like this a pineapple express. you could think of it as a river of moisture in the sky. bringing waves of torrential rain from hawaii to the west coast. california's coast is already being pounded by waves as high ho 15 feet. heavy rain brought freeway traffic to a standstill. utility workers are cutting trees and clearing storm drains preparing for up to a foot of rain. some areas could see four months' worth of rain fall in four days. the biggest concerns are hillsides like this, burned bare by the summer wildfires. flash floods are likely along the west coast. the ground is already saturated from the first round of this formidable storm. and that could be a big problem when the second storm hits in force tonight, and there will be little time to recover before the third and perhaps most powerful storm hits on sunday. scott. >> pelley: carter, thank you. speaking of climate, we got surprising world today that polar ice is melting three times more r
ballot issues here in california. voters here said yes to governor brown's tax plan. prop 30 will raise the sales tax by 1/4% for four years. also, income taxes on the wealthy for the next seven years. >>> measure d was easily passed down in san jose. that means the minimum wage there will be increased from $8 to $10 an hour. >> in richmond, voters rejected measure n that was the proposed tax on sugary drinks. opponents outspent supporters by a 40-1 margin. and apparently, it work. you can find complete election results on our website, cbssf.com. >>> got your traffic and weather, though, you have to wait a minute for that. we'll be right back. ,,,,,, >>> good morning. unfortunately, it is still a mess heading into and out of the caldecott tunnel in the aftermath of a multi-vehicle crash on the eastbound lanes of 24 which is there approaching wilder. one lane still remains blocked. it is a mess right now heading out of oakland. we're seeing traffic still at a standstill through the caldecott tunnel. and unfortunately, westbound 24 in the commute direction is also really heavy right now h
nice. from the extreme weather center, check it out. early season snow storm for northern california. this is good news. many skiers and snowboarders taking advantage of the fresh powder hitting the slopes just about 80 miles north of sacramento. a welcome sight for many of the resorts as thanksgiving approaches. maria molina is in the fox weather center with the forecast. >> that's right. we're talking about some snowfall across california, welcome news for anyone trying to do any skiing coming up for the thanksgiving holiday. but not good news for any travel efforts. i want to start out with an area of low pressure that we've been talking about a lot that was going to develop off the southeast coast here over the weekend. it is developing. we have some areas of showers and storms just off the coast of the carolinas. talk about this storm possibly becoming a nor'easter and impacting travel next week. the good news is right now the storm system does appear to remain offshore over the next couple of days. we don't think it will be causing too many issues as far as travel in the northe
. but now phoenix, arizona, is jumping into the fray, trying to bring california businesses to their city. sergio quintana is live in san francisco with a look at what is happening. reporter: well, san francisco recently celebrated turning twitter into one of its newest corporate residents, and then recently -- actually in the last year, the bay area as a whole has been having a very good year. in fact one of the strongest economies in the country. but when california voters this week passed proposition 30, that's when phoenix business leaders decided, now is a great time to start searching for ceos to steal away. >> on election night, governor jerry brun celebrated the passage of proposition 30. 54% of voters decided to raise income taxes on the state's top earners and agreed to a hike in sales tax. >> we think the recent tax package that was passed that really targets what we call high performers or producers from an economic perspective, is going to start to dislodge the serial ceo management talent in places like silicon valley. >> in a bid turn that into an opportunity, the greater p
phoenix, arizona, is jumping into the fray, trying to bring california businesses to their city. sergio quintana is live in san francisco with a look at what is happening. francisco recently celebrated turning twitter into one of its newest corporate residents, and then recently -- actually in the last year a whol as a whole has been having a very good year. in fact one of the strongest economies in the country. but when california voters this week passed proposition 30, that's when phoenix business leaders decided, now is a great time to start searching for ceos to steal away. >> on election night, governor jerry brun celebrated the passage of proposition 30. 54% of voters decided to raise income taxes on the state's top earners and agreed to a hike in sales tax. think the we think tx package that was passed that really targets what we call high performers or producers from an economic perspective, is going to start to dislodge the serial ceo management talent in places like silicon valley. >> in a bid turn that into an opportunity, the greater phoenix economic council launched a new p
considered a scourge. what's happened? >> i think started in 1996 when california voters passed prop 215 which was this really loosely-worded ballot measure that made medical marijuana legal and the following year, about 400,000 californians got these medical pot cards which really you could get for anything like hangnail or writer's cramp. i got one for writer's cramp myself. >> jennifer: wow. >> so it basically was essentially legal. >> jennifer: did you do that as an experiment as a reporter or did you do it because you did have writer's cramp? >> i did it as an experiment to demonstrate how easy it was. the idea here is that really it is essentially legal in many of the states so it is not too much of an additional step to say hey, let's legalize it. >> jennifer: now you've got full legalization in colorado and washington. in colorado, more people voted to legalize pot than voted for the president in washington, it was about the same. so are you going to see now the federal government clamping down on dispensaries
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